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Posted on Fri, May 24, 2013 : 11:41 a.m.

Ann Arbor's Sisters of Mary lose 'American Bible Challenge' finals but win fan favorite vote

By Jenn McKee

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A three-woman team from Ann Arbor’s Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist competed on the season finale of Game Show Network’s “American Bible Challenge” on Thursday, May 23, but after a great run during the regular season, the sisters lost in the finals to a three-brother team, called the Wagner Warriors, from Oklahoma. (The third team in the finals was the San Diego-based Girls of Grace.)

The sisters' team consisted of professed Sister Maria Suso, and novices Sister Evangeline and Sister Peter Joseph.

Even though the sisters lost in the finals, they won the fan favorite award (determined by online viewer votes), which means they added $10,000 to the money they’d previously won on the show to support elder sisters who are retiring from the order.

So thanks to the sisters’ wins on two episodes leading up to the finals, they raised a total of $50,000.

The Sisters of Mary posted this message to fans on their Facebook page on Friday morning: “Thank you to all of you who have followed us on ‘The American Bible Challenge!’ We were blessed to be able to show how to win and how to lose gracefully!! ha! And THANK YOU for the extra $10,000 from all your generous votes!! You are the BEST!!’

Here’s a trailer for Thursday’s season finale.

And here’s a short clip of the sisters sizing up their finals competition.

Jenn McKee is an entertainment reporter for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.


An Arborigine

Fri, May 24, 2013 : 4:29 p.m.

Oh Lord, Christian "reality" television...what hath God wrought?


Fri, May 24, 2013 : 4:25 p.m.

This has greatly upset the lord almighty.


Sat, May 25, 2013 : 12:17 a.m.

Nah,, the Lord's cool with whoever won, since they're all his peeps. His Mom, however, is all Our Lady of Sorrows.